Norwell held East Noble without a field goal in the fourth quarter, getting a game-high 16 points from Will Geiger in a 45-36 NE8 victory in Kendallville. With New Haven beating Columbia City on Saturday, 58-53, Norwell (15-1, 5-0) stands as the lone remaining NE8 unbeaten.
Nate Dickson’s 14 points led East Noble (8-7, 3-2), while Hayden Jones added 12.
MARION 63, NORTHROP 60: In Marion, the Giants’ first lead came with 2:45 left in what turned into a back-and-forth affair. Qualen Pettus had a chance to tie the game for the Bruins, but his desperation three-pointer from about 35 feet at the final buzzer didn’t connect. Northrop (9-10) lost for just the second time in eight games.
BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 75, WOODLAN 61: In Woodburn, the Braves won their fifth in a row as Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett reportedly attended the contest. Blackhawk Christian (15-2) improved to 2-0 against the ACAC this season, while the Warriors (10-6) saw their six-game win streak come to an end.
MICHIGAN CITY 62, SOUTH SIDE 52: In Michigan City, the Wolves gave up three points in the third quarter to take control as the Archers committed 20 turnovers. Ashton Johnson and Treveon Jones scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, for South Side (5-9).
ANGOLA 36, FAIRFIELD 29: In Benton, the Hornets stood tied at 13 with 4 minutes remaining in the third quarter before the offense started to show up. Angola (10-5, 5-3 NECC) won its third in a row.
LEO 49, BELLMONT 40: In Decatur, the Lions won despite leading scorer Blake Davison finishing with just eight points, less than half his season average. Andrew Tkacz picked up the offensive slack with 15 for Leo (10-6, 2-3 NE8), while Bellmont (7-8, 0-5) lost its fifth straight.
WAWASEE 39, LAKELAND 25: In Syracuse, the Warriors completed a 3-0 week where the defense gave up an average of 29.3 points. Wawasee improved to 11-5 overall, marking the first time since the 2014-15 season the squad won 11 times in the regular season.
LAKEWOOD PARK 80, FREMONT 72: At Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the Panthers erupted for 48 second-half points. Josh Pike led Lakewood Park (7-7) with 27 points and Caedmon Bontrager added 25, while Fremont (7-8) lost for the sixth time in eight outings.